No Internetz, these aren't my code words for Irish Boy when I'm in the mood.
Who am I kidding, with IF, am I ever in the mood? For all you doing timed intercourse, you know what I'm talking about.
This isn't about THAT at all.
It's about exercise! I know, I said the "E" word and believe it or not, I didn't even shudder!
Irish Boy and I have joined a gym in town and, wait for it, we've actually been going. I'm trying to go every other day at least. That seems to be manageable with my work schedule (read: crazy) and isn't killing me altogether. I am trying to go for a walk on the days that I don't make it to the gym so I feel like I'm actually doing something. I'm hopeful that in time all this activity will make a difference in my battle against PCOS and IR (insulin resistance).
I'd be lying if I didn't say that I often feel like I have to drag my sorry ass to the gym. But admittedly afterwards, I'm really glad that I did go. I love the fact that they have televisions above the treadmills so at least I can catch a favourite show while working out. What can I say, as a couch potato at heart, so this appeals!
The eating aspect of my new and improved healthy way of living is hit and miss. For the most part, I've been good. There have been challenges with a wedding this past weekend and the odd craving for sweets. But I am trying. My biggest struggle is with carbs. I don't want to give them up totally but limiting them seems like a good idea. That however, is easier said than done for me. If you have tips, please let me know. All out deprivation usually just pisses me off so I rebel. Yeah, I'm that kind of girl.
I also want to say thanks to all of the support and tips you gave me in my last post. Please, keep them coming! I'm not usually good at asking for help, but I know that in this realm of my life, I need it and I'm no longer ashamed to admit it. For all those offering to be buddies - bring it on! And let me know how I can support you.
So that's where I'm at! I still have moments of wishing that I didn't have to put my treatments on the back burner, but ultimately, I know I've made the right decision. Now I just have to get my ass in gear so that come January, I'm back in the game.
What are some of the things you eat/do when you get hit with naughty food cravings? What are some of the substitutes that work for you? Any hints would be appreciated!
PS - A very big THANK YOU to Elle for nominating me for the "I Love Your Blog" award! I felt the love from some other bloggers here so please check out my answers! But more importantly, visit Elle's blog to encourage her as she too takes a break to focus on some healthy priorities. Elle, I'm rooting for you - hopefully we can encourage each other!